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I bet you never even thought about having a BLT sandwich ("bacon, lettuce and tomato") while still living the raw food lifestyle, did you? Dulse seaweed is the secret bacon substitute in this raw recipe.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
  • Yield

    1 sandwich
  • Shelf Life

    Store mayo or ranch in fridge on their own; assemble before eating
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Make a batch of raw mayonnaise in your blender.
  • 2. Lay out a piece of romaine lettuce.
  • 3. Spread some raw mayonnaise or ranch on the lettuce (optional).
  • 4. Add some sliced tomatoes.
  • 5. Top with dulse seaweed (your "bacon")!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I bet you never even thought about having a BLT sandwich ("bacon, lettuce and tomato") while still living the raw food lifestyle, did you?

Well, I didn't either. But here it is! A raw friend of mine introduced this concept to me, and I fell in love immediately.

And no, that's not real bacon of course. Nor is it even eggplant bacon (which, in my experience is a !@# to make in the dehydrator and doesn't even taste very good anyway).

Nope, this raw food bacon substitute is...drumroll please...dulse seaweed! Dulse stores really well when kept dry. (If you don't have dulse, you can use a sheet of nori seaweed and cut it into strips, as I've done in this photo. Nori may be easier to find because it is used to make sushi rolls and is quite common.)

And what raw BLT sandwich would be complete without raw mayonnaise? Just like any good sandwich, the mayo is a big part of the draw, in my opinion. (Relax, I mean raw vegan mayo of course!)

I can eat 2-3 or even 4 "sandwiches" per meal. Very easy to pull together, especially if you already have a batch of raw vegan mayonnaise in the fridge.

You can store raw mayonnaise in refrigerator for up to a week.

Do not store assembled raw BLT sandwiches in fridge (or at all) because the dulse will get soggy really fast. Always put the dulse on last--right before eating.

So easy and yet... so good! One of my newest addictions lately and I wanted to share it with you.

My raw mayonnaise recipe is here

 

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Fat, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is an amazing source of Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
  • This recipe is a good source of Iron, and Riboflavin.

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Hi Emmeline, yes definitely try an asian food store. They should have lots of seaweed selection. In a pinch, ripping up nori sheets could work, but it won't have quite the same "baconesque" feel. Probably if you enquire in an asian food store they can help find dulse, I bet.

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This dulse sounds amazing from some of the comments here, however, I'm very sure I can't find it here- I live in Sydney Australia btw and have not heard of this seaweed b4! But we do have many jap products and Asian food stores here- can I get dulse from a Japanese shop you think? Otherwise, nori sheets are ok? Just wanna make sure! :-)

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Michelle <beam> :)

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Where is recipe for a rae mayo???

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Which supplier do you get your dulse from?

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Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

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So amazing! Definitely going to be one of my staples from now on. In fact- I'm having it again today!

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Yum! I want one :)

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Hi, I'm thinking of starting on this plan next week and was just looking at the recipes to prepare. It doesn't say whether the dulse needs to be soaked or if it is dried. Sorry if this is obvious, but I cannot find it under the recipe steps and want to make sure I don't get it wrong!

Loving your work. Rosie

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Hi Rosie,

Good question! Do not soak the dulse. Use it dry in this recipe.

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Wow you are BRILLIANT! This is so simple and delicious!!

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Lol it takes a brilliant one to know a brilliant one Judene ;P

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I don't see any recipe in the app for raw mayo. Please help

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Hi Dimitrios, Sorry about that! Here's the mayo recipe:

3/4 cups water (or less)

1 1/2 cups of macadamia nuts (expensive but worth it)

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon italian spices (basil, thyme, oregano or combo of all - whatever you have)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

dash of cayenne

Directions: Throw everything in blender and blend :)

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This dulse sounds amazing from some of the comments here, however, I'm very sure I can't find it here- I live in Sydney Australia btw and have not heard of this seaweed b4! But we do have many jap products and Asian food stores here- can I get dulse from a Japanese shop you think? Otherwise, nori sheets are ok? Just wanna make sure! :-)

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Hi Emmeline, yes definitely try an asian food store. They should have lots of seaweed selection. In a pinch, ripping up nori sheets could work, but it won't have quite the same "baconesque" feel. Probably if you enquire in an asian food store they can help find dulse, I bet.

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I just made this a few minutes ago, and it was DELICIOUS!!!! And easy. I only go for recipes with little ingredients, and easy to make. And this turned out great. It easily satisfies my cravings for junk food too. I used Bac'uns, vegan bacon bits and veganaise. Thanks for the recipe! it was really great. :)

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